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Grilled Pork Tenderloins

We do a lot of outdoor cooking during the summer months, and this grilled pork tenderloin recipe is one my entire family loves. —Betsy Carrington, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a bowl or shallow dish; add tenderloins and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning pork occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain pork, discarding marinade. Grill, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 20-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Freeze uncooked pork in a freezer container with marinade. Transfer reserved marinade to a freezer container; freeze. To use, completely thaw tenderloins and marinade in refrigerator. Grill as directed.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked pork: 196 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 671mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


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  • sgronholz
    Sep 25, 2020

    My husband and I enjoy grilled pork tenderloin and have tried numerous recipes. In our opinion, this one is definitely the best!

  • Gramma Amy
    May 6, 2020

    This has become a favorite for grilling season. The marinade is wonderfully tasty. I followed the recipe as written, and we loved the flavor. The cayenne pepper did not make it spicy at all, so in the future we may increase that to 1/2 tsp since my family enjoy a little zip. The honey and brown sugar made the meat caramelize beautifully on the outside, which is a taste and texture we really like. I doubled this recipe, and made enough for a family picnic and it turned out great.

  • Sheri
    Oct 13, 2019

    Made this last night and everyone loved it. Will add to my company favorites list . So easy and soo good!

  • ano1942
    May 28, 2018

    This is going to become a family favorite. Delicious! Thunderstorms interfered with our grilling so we cooked it in the crock pot. Even my picky eater husband like it.

  • oreo95
    Dec 2, 2017

    Amazing!!! Loved that the ingredients are those that you have on hand. Couldn't get any simpler a recipe. We grill all year, this is a definite keeper in the rotation. I very rarely cook pork anymore because it usually lacks flavor, dries out during cooking. But this recipe has so much flavor, the meat is so moist. Thank You, Betsy!

  • mmskulski
    Sep 20, 2017

    Absolutely fantastic! I messed up on the tablespoon and teaspoon on a couple items but made no difference at all! I only added 1 tbs of brown sugar because with all that honey and teriyaki sauce it does not need anymore sweetness at all!

  • lauramarielawson
    May 23, 2017

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  • Ruffshse
    Jan 14, 2017

    Have made this many times and always get great reviews,

  • xlsalbums
    Nov 30, 2016

    Love the marinade!! Kept the pork moist and flavorful.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 21, 2016

    Wow...the flavor! Not hot and the cinnamon was not overpowering, just complimenting.